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China gives green light for launch of three private banks

China has approved the launch of three private banks as part of plans to extend financial reforms and open up the country’s banking sector, state-run news agency Xinhua has reported. 29 Jul 2014

New accounting standard governing banks’ loss reporting to come into force in 2018

Changes to the way in which banks must account for expected credit losses on their balance sheets will come into force on 1 January 2018 following the publication of a new global standard. 28 Jul 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Banking reform - what ring-fencing means for your business

    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

  • Disputes and litigation risk in bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Financial products and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition...

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‘Ring fenced’ UK retail banks will be able to offer some trade finance products to business customers

UK retail banks subject to the new ‘ring fence’ separating them from the same firm’s riskier investment banking activities will be able to offer business customers some more complex products, according to final legislative proposals published by the government.... 30 Jun 2014

UK regulators to focus on "fixed income, currency and commodities markets" as part of new banking review

New criminal sanctions for those found guilty of offences in relation to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other benchmark interest rates should be extended to cover abuse in the foreign exchange, bond and commodity markets, the UK government has... 13 Jun 2014

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